March 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm
Today we seived some stones out of one of the largest raised beds. This will improve the soil for the plants.
We potted on the small tomatoes into larger pots. The stems are fragile so we had to be careful and hold onto the roots and leaves rather than squeezing the stem. We buried the stems a bit to encourage more root growth.
We showed Mr Carr, the new gardener, how to clean out the chickens.
We turned some compost into a new large compost bay that we had cleared of gravel. We had to be strong because the wheelbarrows were heavy and it was very muddy! One wheel barrow had a flat tyre! Near the bottom of the compost heap, it looked more rotten and like soil. It is nearly ready! The chicken poo will add good nutrients to the compost.
March 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm
We have planted some broad beans in the polytunnel in mid March. We wonder if they will grow? Will it be 100% germination, 50% or 0%?
March 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm
Our Farfield Farm project began in the winter of 2006-7 and has been through 3 lottery-funded years to the present day when it is funded by just the school and also hosts Farfield Community Gardens: a dozen supported allotments for families with additional raised beds in one of our polytunnels. All our children spend time on the farm, especially KS2 who have an afternoon on the farm every half term with Ms Howells doing seasonal work Feb-Oct.
On this blog, we will post details of our work and the progress of the farm. See a separate page at the top for news of our chickens.
Memories of Farfield Farm are here: